"[A]n admirable update...helpful to both performers and directors. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and performers." -- D. Heuchemer, Kenyon College "2008 June CHOICE"
""I highly recommend this book as a practical and necessary reference workfor anyone dealing with the scholarly study or performance practice of this musicaltime period."" -- Fontes Artis Musicae, 2010:2
"I highly recommend this book as a practical and necessary reference work for anyone dealing with the scholarly study or performance practice of this musical time period." Fontes Artis Musicae, 2010:2"
"This volume stands as an admirable update to an already-informative how-to manual for performing Renaissance music.... The present edition comprises 31 essays by noted scholar-performers, including Bruce Dickey, Paul O'Dette, Anthony Rooley, Alexander Blachly, and Alejandro Planchart.... All the essays are thorough yet not too in-depth, concise but not superficial, and all offer solid starting points for further exploration. This volume... should be helpful to both performers and directors.... Recommended." Choice"
Revised and expanded since it first appeared in 1991, the guide features two new chapters on ornamentation and rehearsal techniques, as well as updated reference materials, internet resources, and other new material made available only in the last decade. The guide is comprised of focused chapters on performance practice issues such as vocal and choral music; various types of ensembles; profiles of specific instruments; instrumentation; performance practice issues; theory; dance; regional profiles of Renaissance music; and guidelines for directors. The format addresses the widest possible audience for early music, including amateur and professional performers, musicologists, theorists, and educators.